Deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD's) at end of life

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The Operational Policy on Deactivating mainly offers guidance on End of Life Care with a defibrillator. However, alongside this there is an additional supportive information sheet regarding the acute management of these patients.

Useful web links:
Resuscitation Council

Patient information leaflet - Understanding deactivation of your defibrillator

Further advice and guidance can be obtained via the ICD Support Nurse on 01463 706382 or Cardio Respiratory on 01463 704249.

ICDs - Home page

Deactivation at end of life

Deactivation Consent Form

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 21 December 2017

Next review: 31 December 2020

Author(s): Cardiovascular Improvement Group

Approved By:

Reviewer Name(s): Professor Leslie and Shona Fraser

Document Id: TAM126